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Obituaries from October 2010

Willard Ervin Ellis (10/31/10)
Judith Marie Martin Buis Gieseking (10/28/10)
Judith Marie Martin Buis Gieseking, 67, Brazil, passed away at home Oct. 26, 2010, at 8:25 p.m., following a lengthy illness. She was born Feb. 24, 1943, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Hiram Densford and Beulah Muriel (Miller) Martin. Judy graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Elementary Education and later received a Masters degree in education as well...
Margaret Brewer (10/27/10)
Margaret Brewer, 91, formerly of Brazil, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, in Hamilton, Ohio. She was born March 17, 1919, south of Clay City, Ind., as the daughter of James B. and Evalyn Wilkes Lankford. She graduated from Clay City High School in 1936 as Salutatorian and received her teaching certificate from Indiana State Teacher's College in 1938...
Allen "Dee" Dale Lints (10/27/10)
Allen "Dee" Dale Lints, 59, Lakeland, Fla, formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly Oct. 21, 2010. He was born Aug. 9, 1951, in Brazil, the son of Edward Lints and Elizabeth Angleton Lints. He graduated from Reelsville High School and attended Indiana State University, graduating in 1976 with a B.S. Degree in computer science. He had served in the Army National Guard...
Clarence E. Ogborn (10/26/10)
Clarence E. Ogborn, born Feb. 4, 1927, in Center Point, passed away Oct. 24, 2010, in Mahtomedi, Minn., at age 83. He was a longtime St. Francis resident, Honeywell employee and volunteer. He was preceded in death by wife Esther, son Dennis, parents Albert and Alma, brothers Samuel and Charles, and sister Lucy Mosteller...
Don L. Bivens (10/25/10)
Don L. Bivens, 79, Clay City, died unexpectedly Oct. 22, 2010, in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. He was born July 18, 1931, in Clay City, the son of Erza and Inez Shear Bivens. He graduated from Clay City High School, class of 1949...
Mildred L. Todd (10/24/10)
Robert 'Bob' Latham (10/24/10)
Robert "Bob" Latham, 81, Center Point, died Oct. 22, 2010, at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. He was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Clay County, the son of Roy C. Latham and Nellie Killion Latham. He graduated from Brazil High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950-52, and was a corporal at discharge...
Evelyn M. Fortner (10/24/10)
Evelyn M. Fortner, 90, Brazil, died at 7:45 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. She was born June 2, 1920, in Anthon, Iowa, as the daughter of Carl and Florence Coon Smith. Following high school, she worked as a teacher and eventually owned Colonial Boutique beauty shop in Beech Grove, Ind...
Lois MacDonald (10/24/10)
Lois MacDonald, 92, Terre Haute, formerly of Rockville, died Oct. 23, 2010, at Springhill Village, Terre Haute. She had resided at Cannon Inn for several years. She was born Jan. 17, 1918, in Lewistown, Mont., the daughter of Charles and Eva McFarland McAllister...
Ruth-ann Fountain (10/19/10)
Ruth-ann Fountain, 76, Carbon, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. She was born July 14, 1934, in Avon, the daughter of John Long and Georgia Curtis Long. She was adopted at age 14 by Bill and Gladys Cooley, Indianapolis. She graduated from Lawrence Central High School and was enrolled at Butler University for two years. She then married John David Fountain on July 20, 1952...
Anna L. Nicholls (10/18/10)
Anna L. Nicholls, 81, Poland, died following an automobile accident Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. She was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Owen County, the daughter of Lafe and Elsie Smith Schopmeyer. Following graduation from high school, she continued on at "Smart Appearance" Beauty School. On Oct. 17, 1948, Anna married John E. Nicholls. He preceded her in death on June 7, 1973. Together Anna and John owned and operated the "Snack Bar" restaurant in Poland for 26 years...
Rebecca Ann Mishler Heeke (10/17/10)
Mrs. Rebecca Ann "Becky" Mishler Heeke, 59, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at her residence. Born Dec. 1, 1950, in Tell City, she was the daughter of Lloyd "Porky" and Mary (Quinlin) Knieriem. She was a graduate of Brazil High School class of 1968 and IVY Tech Nursing Program, where she received her LPN degree and worked in the Putnam County area. She married Joe Heeke on Dec. 24, 1995, and he survives...
Robert L. Bryant Sr. (10/14/10)
Robert L. Bryant St., 84, Terre Haute, passed away Thursday morning at 1:16 a.m. He was born June 25, 1926, in Terre Haute, to Rex and Helen Orth Bryant. He is survived by daughter Rita Bryant Myles and husband David, sons Robert Bryant Jr., and wife Mary Margaret, and Steve Bryant and wife Cathie, six grandchildren, one step-grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren...
Mark Alan Tucker (10/13/10)
Mark Alan Tucker, 54, born Feb. 26, 1956, Brazil, Ind., passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at 10:17 a.m. Mark was the son of Shirley Roeschlein and the late Elbert Roeschlein and Rex and Marilyn Tucker, both of Brazil. He is survived by his parents, daughters Krystle and Trenton Raught, Colorado, Natalie and Josh Dean, Terre Haute, and Mark Evan Tucker, Utah, and seven grandchildren. ...
Joseph Peabody (10/11/10)
Joseph Peabody, 64, Clay County, passed away at his residence Sept. 24, 2010. He was born March 5, 1946, and graduated from Elgin High School. Mr. Peabody served his country in the United States Navy. He had worked as a telephone lineman in Texas. He was a member of the Otter Creek Christian Church...
Daniel E. "Danny" Minnick (10/11/10)
Daniel E. "Danny" Minnick, 88, Greencastle, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, under the care of Yellow Rose Hospice at Methodist Hospital. He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Owen County, to Glen and Ina A. Huber Minnick. Mr. Minnick was a member of the Putnamville United Methodist Church and had retired from IBM...
Billy G. Gregory (10/11/10)
Billy G. Gregory, 73, Reelsville, died Oct. 10, 2010, in a farming accident while helping a neighbor. He was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Gallatin, Tenn., the son of Presley Lee and Ella Mae Gregory. Billy began working construction at the age of 14. Billy worked for the Indianapolis Brick Layers Union as a Journeyman Bricklayer. After more than 30 years of service, he was considered an expert in the trade...
Emma "Lorene" (Harris) Russell (10/11/10)
Emma "Lorene" (Harris) Russell, 92, Clay County, passed away Oct. 9, 2010, at Cloverleaf Health Care, Knightsville. She was born July 25, 1918, in Clay County, the daughter of Ivan and Mary (Stevenson) Harris. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Harold Liddle and John Russell, son Ronald Moore, daughter Carolyn Sue Metz, daughter in infancy Patricia Moore, son-in-law John A. "Jack" Metz, brothers James Harris and Wes Harris and sister Mildred France...
Charlotte Jane Anstead (10/11/10)
Charlotte Jane Anstead, 82, Brazil, formerly of Bridgeton, Ind., passed away at the Exceptional Living Center on Oct. 7, 2010. She was born to Jasper and Grace Coffenberry June 24, 1925, in Bridgeton, Ind. Mrs. Anstead was a homemaker. She served as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and on the resident's board at the Exceptional Living Center...
Penny J. Russell (10/08/10)
Penny J. Russell, 52, Brazil, passed away Oct. 7, 2010, at Union Hospital. She was born Dec. 14, 1957, to John and Nola (Lighter) Fluke in Martinsville, Ind. Penny was employed at Sony for 23 years. The times she enjoyed the most were the times spent with friends, family, and her two dogs, Elroy and Gracie, who she considered family...
Jim Hannah (10/07/10)
Jim Hannah, 83, Ramer, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 2010. He was born Oct. 29, 1926, in Monroe City, Ind. After graduating from Monroe City High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He married his college sweetheart, Mary Jane Morris, in Carbon, June 17, 1948...
Robert Ell Modesitt (10/06/10)
Robert Ell Modesitt, 90, died peacefully in his sleep Sept. 12, 2010, in Phoenix, Ariz. Born in Clay County, he graduated from Staunton High School and then Purdue University. Mr. Modesitt and his wife, Eva Mae (Wright), who pre-deceased him in 2006, had lived in Phoenix since 1975...
Rochelle Fay Mathis (10/05/10)
Rochelle Fay Mathis, 60, Rockville, died in the emergency room at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010. She was born Oct. 12, 1949, in Clay County, as the daughter of George C. and Helen Montgomery Culler. She had worked as a homemaker and had owned and operated Judelle's Knitting Crafters Shop in Brazil. She married Mathias G. Mathis Dec. 25, 1969. She attended the Harmony Church of Christ and was active with the Relay For Life program...
Ruth S. Carter (10/05/10)
Ruth S. Carter, 91, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at her home in Brazil. She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Dick Johnson Twp., as the daughter of John Henry and Frances Houk Sampson, Sr. Following graduation from high school, she graduated from Indiana State University. ...
Joanne Kathleen Allen (10/03/10)
Brody Sage Starkey (10/03/10)
Brody Sage Starkey, 9, Brazil, went home to be with the Lord at 3:46 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, where he had been a patient for the past three months while he battled a rare disease called NBIA. He was born June 14, 2001, as the son of Loni Head and Kirby Starkey. He was loved by many and will be sadly missed...
Keith Woodsmall (10/01/10)
Keith Woodsmall, 87, Riley, passed away Oct. 1, 2010, at The Waters of Greencastle. Born Sept. 21, 1923, in Vigo County, he was the son of Homer Roscoe Woodsmall and Betha (Price) Woodsmall. He married Betty June McCoskey and she preceded him in death...
Randall Scott Dickison (10/01/10)
Randall Scott Dickison, 54, Terre Haute, formerly of Brazil, died Oct. 1, 2010, at Summerfield Healthcare Facility, Cloverdale. He had been diagnosed with Huntington's Disease this past year. He was born July 13, 1956, in Clay County, the son of John Dickison and Mildred McMurry Dickison. He graduated from Brazil High School. He worked in local coal mines, for the sheriff's department and last worked as a truck driver...